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Surgery January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/09

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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090030362 - Contrast agent-removal system and method of activating the contrast agent-removal system: The present invention aims to provide a contrast agent-removal system and a method of operating the system for efficiently removing the contrast agent which is cause of the renal function impairment. The system of the present invention includes a blood suction catheter which can be placed into the coronary sinus,... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.

20090030363 - Linearly expandable ureteral stent: A method includes placing a ureteral stent on an insertion tool. The ureteral stent includes an elongate member having a distal end coupled to a distal retention member. The elongate member includes a solid spring wire having a plurality of coils defining a lumen. A first portion of the insertion... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090030364 - Electroporation gene therapy gun system: A cartridge for administration of a bioactive agent may include a plurality of chambers, including at least a first chamber and a second chamber. Each of the chambers may contain a component of a composition to be administered to a tissue site of a subject. For example, the first chamber... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090030365 - Transdermal drug administration apparatus having microneedles: It is intended to provide a transdermal drug administration apparatus having microneedles, which is capable of piercing the skin by a simple procedure in the transdermal administration of a biologically active substance (drug) and allows rapid absorption of the biologically active substance. The present apparatus comprises a microneedle device (50)... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20090030366 - Self-administration injection system: Self-injection system allows a user to inject a drug from a cartridge carrying unique identification information, into any one of a plurality of injection sites. Tissue at each injection site is associated with at least one injection parameter, such as flow-rate, that is different for each site. A scanner reads... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.c.

20090030367 - Soft tissue augmentation by needle-free injection: The invention relates to needle-free apparatus that can be used to augment soft tissue. More specifically, the needle-free injectors of the present invention allow injection of more viscous materials such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other polymers that are useful as dermal fillers. The needle-free injectors of the present invention... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090030368 - Device for treatment of breast conditions: A device for treatment of engorgement or edema of the breast has an orifice within which a breast nipple is received, a force-applying surface that presses against the adjacent breast to push fluid away from the nipple, and a part to which a motive force is applied to press the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090030369 - Balloon catheter: The balloon catheter according to the present invention is one is provided with a catheter shaft having flexibility with a lumen formed inside; a balloon that is disposed at the distal end side of the catheter shaft and in communication with the lumen; a fluid regulating portion that passes a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090030370 - Indwelling urinary drainage catheter: A catheter is described herein, having a catheter shaft including a proximal end and a distal end, a tip attached to the distal end, including first and second legs spaced apart to form a slot therebetween, the slot in fluid communication with a lumen of the catheter shaft, and a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090030371 - Needle device having retractable needle providing enhanced safety: A medical device includes a base member coupled to a needle assembly and a retractor mechanism enables retraction of the needle into the base member for safe disposal of the device. In one embodiment, a stop mechanism prevents rotation of the needle assembly in a use position.... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090030372 - Liquid/gas separator for surgical cassette: A surgical cassette having an aspiration chamber and an aspiration source chamber. The aspiration chamber has a liquid/gas separating structure. The liquid/gas separating structure prevents bubble and liquid ingress into the aspiration source chamber and facilitates accurate, reliable measurement of the fluid level in the aspiration chamber.... Agent: Alcon

20090030373 - Method and apparatus for fluid delivery: Fluid delivery apparatus is described for the delivery of fluids to regions of the body, especially for delivery to regions of the brain. The apparatus includes a first length of implantable tubing having a first end and a first fluid connector portion attached to the first end of the first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090030374 - Peel-away introducer sheath having pitched peel lines and method of making same: A percutaneous peel-away vascular introducer that includes an elongated tubular sheath having opposed proximal and distal ends, and a pair of diametrically opposed peel lines that extend along the length of the sheath from the proximal end thereof to the distal end thereof, wherein the diametrically opposed peel lines have... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090030375 - Surgical access device: Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity are disclosed. In general, a surgical access device is provided that can include a cannula that defines a working channel that is sized and configured to receive a surgical instrument. A seal can be disposed in the cannula of the surgical access... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090030376 - Devices and methods for injection of media into human and animal tissue: Embodiments of a medical hand-grip element for injection of a substance from an ampoule, comprise a drive device for driving the ampoule and the injection needle, a delivery device for delivering the medicinal substance out of the ampoule and a coupling device for rotationally fixed coupling of the ampoule with... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090030377 - Syringe assembly including reuse prevention mechanism: A syringe assembly having passive disabling structure includes a barrel and a plunger rod assembly. The plunger rod assembly includes a plunger rod and a stopper connected by an indexing locking element. The number of strokes of the syringe plunger before the stopper is locked into the barrel rendering the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & Chief Ip Counsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090030379 - Drain bag valve and shield: A drain bag outlet device includes inlet, valve and outlet portions. The inlet portion includes a connector and a cylindrical portion. The connector is adapted to connect to a fluid drain bag. A second end of the connector is adapted to connect to the cylindrical portion forming a generally longitudinal... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090030378 - Medical in-line flow control clamp device: A medical in-line flow control clamp device which is arranged coaxially along the longitudinal axis of an infusion tube or the like, and which has a sleeve connected to the tube and a slide having an arm movably mounted on and having a part biased toward the sleeve in a... Agent: Faier & Faier P.c.

20090030380 - Method and apparatus for performing needle guided interventions: An apparatus and method for performing needle guided interventions and especially needle guided dilations of tissue to create a therapeutic conduit between two luminal organs or structures. The device is particularly useful for creation of an artificial lumen between two hollow body organs using the working lumen of an endoscope.... Agent: Walter A. Hackler

20090030381 - Arced hypodermic needle: A hypodermic needle for delivering a bolus of a pharmaceutically active agent to the posterior chamber of the eye having a lancet disposed at the distal tip and a lumen disposed along a longitudinal axis within. The lancet may be formed by an angled linear cut coming to a point... Agent: Alcon

20090030382 - Portable medical device: A medical device (1) comprising a memory (21), a processor (20), a medical device interface (2), and a program configured to process data obtained or generated by the medical device (1) into a format readable by a personal computer browser or spreadsheet program. The program further is configured to automatically... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090030383 - Suction method and a wound suction system: A suction system for removal of fluids from a surface, e.g. a wound site, the system comprising a cover (1) attachable to a circumference of the surface to form an enclosed suction space sealed from ambient space. The system further comprises a pump (4) in fluid communication with the enclosure... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090030384 - Fastening device for a drainage container: A fastening device for fastening an outer container (1) of a drainage container comprises a snap lock (12). Said snap lock (12) has a slot/slot pin connection (42, 13). A leaf spring (12) having a projecting nose (12′) is arranged at a lower end of the connection and engages behind... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090030385 - Disposable apparatus that includes a shutoff valve mechanism and a hose anchoring mechanism for suction devices and the like: A disposable shutoff valve apparatus used in conjunction with a surgical suction device having a suction nozzle for stopping the suction action and muffling the noise from the suction device during surgery. The apparatus includes an upper portion, a base portion and a flexible member. The base portion can be... Agent: Rozsa Law Group Lc

20090030386 - Bowel management system and waste collection bag therefor: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090030387 - Bowel management system and waste collection bag therefor: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090030388 - Universal diaper: A two-way stretch disposable diaper formed from four cooperating layers, a microfiber top layer to keep the wearer dry, an absorbent pad to collect body exudates, a waterproof layer to keep absorbed fluids within the pad, and a two-way stretch outer support layer. The top layer is formed as a... Agent: Harold Gell

20090030389 - Array of disposable absorbent articles having a sequence of graphics corresponding to a wearer's stages of development: An array of disposable absorbent articles comprising a sequence of graphic designs corresponding to a wearer's stage of development. For a disposable diaper, the array of disposable absorbent article graphic designs may comprise a first absorbent article graphic design for newborns and infants, a second absorbent article graphic design for... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090030390 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article having a topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The topsheet has an area. The second portion can differ in structure from the first portion. The second portion can have a structurally modified zone. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090030391 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article having a topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The topsheet has an area. The second portion can differ in structure from the first portion. The second portion can have a structurally modified zone. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090030392 - Pull- on disposable diaper: A pull-on disposable diaper of which the crotch portion snugly fits the wearer's groins to have a neat appearance is provided. The disposable diaper 1 has a waist opening 5 and a pair of leg openings 6. The diaper 1, in its flat-out state, has a length M of 210... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090030394 - Interlabial pad and package thereof: The present invention relates to an interlabial pad which is attached between female labia, especially to the pad which can be used together with the sanitary napkin, which has a good sealing efficiency with the labia deepest portion when the user moves and can prevent the chance that the leak... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090030393 - Traveling with training pants: A method of traveling with training pants on one's person includes the steps of packaging training pants such that the packaged training pants are dimensioned to fit within a pocket of an article of clothing on one's person. The training pants are hermetically sealed at a negative pressure within an... Agent: Tillman Wright, Pllc

20090030395 - Quiet adhesive fastening system for a disposable absorbent article: A quiet fastening system that includes a silicone-based adhesive. The silicone-based adhesive is applied to an engaging member or receiving member of the fastening system. The engaging member and receiving member are releasably joined to engage the quiet fastening system. When disengaged, the quiet fastening system exhibits a noise level... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090030396 - Infusion bag with needleless access port: An infusion bag according to one exemplary embodiment includes a body having an interior space for holding a fluid. The interior space is defined by a pair of side walls and an inner wall and an opposite bottom wall. The inner wall extends across the body from one side wall... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20090030397 - Barriers and methods for pressure measurement catheters: Methods and apparatus of the present invention provide viscoelastic barrier materials for use as barriers in devices such as pressure measurement catheters. Improved barrier materials sometimes include at least one barrier material precursor combined with an amount of a softener. In other embodiments, two barrier material precursor components are combined... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090030398 - Device and method for preventing hypoglycemia: A device and a method are provided that can be used for prevention of hypoglycemia. In one aspect, a device and a method for prevention of hypoglycemia can comprise receiving a target blood glucose (TBG) level corresponding to a desired level of glucose in a patient's body during a fasting... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 30623

20090030399 - Drug delivery device and method: The present invention is directed to a medical device and method for delivering a drug. The medical device includes a deformable body configured to be implanted between a first vertebra and a second vertebra for providing shock absorption and stabilization of the vertebras. The deformable body comprises an impermeable inner... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090030400 - System and method for intracranial access: A delivery catheter for accessing the intra-cranial vascular includes a rigid proximal section and a distal section having an outer diameter and flexibility suitable for advancement into the intra-cranial vasculature, such as the Petrous segment or the Cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery. The wall thickness and rigidity of... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090030401 - Self-sealing male luer connector with biased valve plug: A self-sealing male Luer connector for connection with a female Luer connector. The male Luer connector includes a housing having a distally-projecting tubular male body and a surrounding cuff interconnected by a proximal wall in which is formed at least one activation opening. A valve plug is slidably installed within... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090030402 - Suctioning system, method and kit: A suction head in fluid communication with a pump head provides a sub-ambient working pressure to a target area, enabling drainage thereof to a waste container. The pump head is coupled non-mechanically to a pump drive. A control system for a suction system is also provided.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090030403 - Methods and systems for attenuating the tolerance response to a drug: Methods are provided for modulating a drug response comprising determining that a patient has an elevated or reduced susceptibility for a neurological event; outputting a signal that indicates to the patient to administer an acute dosage of a pharmacological agent that is sufficient to modulate the patient's susceptibility for the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090030404 - Containment device with multi-layer reservoir cap structure: Devices and methods are provided for the controlled release or exposure of reservoir contents. The device includes a substrate, a plurality of reservoirs in the substrate, reservoir contents disposed in the reservoirs, discrete reservoir caps covering each reservoir to seal the reservoir contents in the reservoirs, and control circuitry for... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090024070 - Controller for ultrafiltration blood circuit which prevents hypotension by monitoring osmotic pressure in blood: A device for continuously measuring osmotic pressure of blood flowing through an extracorporeal blood circuit including: a blood passage further comprising a withdrawal blood passage connectable to a blood vessel in a patient and an infusion blood passage connectable to a blood vessel in a patient; a filter further comprising... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090024071 - U-shaped disc shunt and delivery device: The intervertebral disc contains no blood vessels. Nutrients and waste are diffused mainly through adjacent vertebral bodies. As we age, calcified layers form between the disc and vertebral bodies, blocking diffusion. The disc begins to starve and flatten. The weight shifts abnormally from disc to the facet joints causing strain... Agent: Jeffrey E. Yeung

20090024072 - Methods and systems for establishing retrograde carotid arterial blood flow: Interventional procedures on the carotid arteries are performed through a transcervical access while retrograde blood flow is established from the internal carotid artery to a venous or external location. A system for use in accessing and treating a carotid artery includes an arterial access device, a shunt fluidly connected to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090024073 - Device for intracorporeal application of auxiliary medical material: The invention relates to a device for intracorporeal application of auxiliary medical material, in particular for bio-materials and wound applications, having a hollow application tube for inserting the auxiliary medical material into the surgical area. To create a device for intracorporeal application of auxiliary medical material that ensures simple handling... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, Llc

20090024074 - Electrochemically degradable polymers: The present invention discloses polymeric materials that incorporate a modified quinone moiety, either to cross-link the polymer or as a monomeric unit of the polymer These polymeric materials can be efficiently degraded through electrochemical reduction of the quinone leading to rapid hydrolysis of the pendant chemical groups and degradation of... Agent: Thomas J. Engellenner Nutter Mcclennen & Fish

20090024075 - Method and device for treating abnormal tissue growth with electrical therapy: This invention relates generally to the electrical treatment of malignant tumors and neoplasms by applying a voltage to affected tissue. Devices and various adaptations therein are described for use in electrical therapy. Additionally, various chemotherapeutic agent and radiation therapies are described which may be advantageously used in conjunction with electrical... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP

20090024076 - Nozzle for ultrasound wound treatment: i

20090024077 - Method of insufflating the interior of a gastric cavity of a patient.: A method of insufflating the interior of a gastric cavity of a patient by accessing the gastric cavity of a patient, sealing the pyloric sphincter so as to prevent passage of fluids therethrough, and introducing a fluid within said gastric cavity proximal to the pyloric sphincter.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090024078 - Triple lumen catheter: A triple lumen catheter comprises a transfusion lumen (4), a blood feeding lumen (2) and a blood removing lumen (3). The transfusion lumen (4) has a distal end and a leading end portion (12, 12A), the leading end portion progressively reducing in diameter to a proximal end. A transfusion port... Agent: Joseph W Schmidt Carter Deluca Farrell & Schmidt

20090024079 - Method for controlling insulin pump using bluetooth protocol: A method for controlling an insulin pump using the Bluetooth protocol. The method comprises allocating IDs to insulin pumps and blood sugar level measuring devices, respectively; checking, in a corresponding insulin pump, whether or not blood sugar level data is inputted from a blood sugar level measuring device having a... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090024080 - Attachment for a milk pump: An attachment for a milk pump including a position section which tapers in a funnel-shaped manner from a joining opening to a securing section which connects to the milk pump. The attachment is essentially dimensionally stable and at least one massage area is provided in positioning section, and manual massage... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090024081 - Device for expressing milk: A device for expressing milk, with a vacuum-generating unit, which includes a drive motor and a vacuum-generating device, with a switching unit, which is linked to the vacuum-generating unit and determines the suction cycles via a rotatably driven switching member, and with at least one milk expression attachment, which is... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090024082 - Time-indicating syringe mixing devices and related methods for storing and dispensing two-part dental compositions: Time-indicating syringe mixing systems for mixing, storing, and dispensing a two-part dental composition that becomes less stable upon mixing including a first plunger comprising an elongate stem and a plug at a distal end of the elongate stem, a hollow first chamber configured to contain a first component, a hollow... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090024083 - Fluid dispenser with additive sub-system: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as, antibiotics, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from the device reservoir which is provided in the form of a novel collapsible bottle-like assembly. The fluid dispenser includes a unique stored energy mechanism which takes the form of a... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20090024085 - Atherectomy devices, systems, and methods: The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as well as other body lumens.... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090024084 - Multi-lumen catheter assembly and method of providing relative motion thereto: A handle for providing relative motion to a multi-lumen catheter assembly includes an elongated handle body having a longitudinal axis. The handle body has longitudinally spaced proximal and distal handle ends. An outer catheter chuck is connected to the distal handle end and is adapted to receive an outer catheter... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.l.p.

20090024086 - Micro-steerable catheter: Micro-streerable catheters for use in delivering therapeutic treatment in the body, such as ablation and cauterization, and which exhibit precise movement are disclosed. Embodiments include electrical micro-catheters that comprise of electroactive polymers. A preferred embodiment includes a programmable catheter.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090024087 - Balloon folding control mechanism: A balloon catheter including an inflatable balloon affixed to a catheter. The proximal end of the balloon is affixed to the distal end of the catheter so as to provide an air tight seal there between. A stiffening member extends distally of the distal end of the catheter and forms... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090024088 - Bifurcated balloon folding method and apparatus: A balloon folding system specifically configured to reduce a side branch balloon of a bifurcated balloon catheter assembly includes a die that defines at least one chamber for receipt of the sidebranch balloon, and at least one pin sized to fit into the chamber and reduce the balloon to a... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.a.

20090024089 - Long tapered dilator: A dilator assembly used for the dilatation of vessel, tracts, or cavities. The dilator assembly comprises a hub portion, a shaft portion, and a long tapered tip portion having a taper no greater than 4 Fr per 1 cm. In certain aspects, the taper of the tapered tip portion is... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090024090 - Universal catheter securement device: A universal securing device for holding catheters of various shapes and sizes and the like in place includes a base and cover. The cover may be connected to the base by a hinge which allows the cover to be lifted open or pushed down into a closed position, over a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024091 - Catheter assembly including coiled internal bolster: A catheter assembly including a medical catheter and an internal bolster. In a preferred embodiment, the catheter is an elongated, tubular structure preferably made of a flexible, biocompatible material. The catheter is shaped to include a generally cylindrical wall terminating in a first end and in a second end, the... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090024092 - Safety shield assembly: The present invention is a safety shield assembly having a shield and a collar for connecting the shield to a fluid handling device whereby the shield may be pivoted with respect to the collar. Preferably, the safety shield assembly may be used with a needle assembly, an intravenous infusion set... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & Chief Ip Counsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090024093 - Protection device for protecting an injection needle: e

20090024094 - Device for injecting an injectable product: The invention relates to a device (10) for injecting an injectable product, comprising a reservoir (12), which holds the product, a discharge assembly (14) for discharging the product out of the reservoir (12), and an actuating device (16) for subjecting the product inside the reservoir (12) to a pressure. The... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan

20090024095 - Syringe designed to be pre-filled then sterilized by steam autoclaving: The invention concerns a syringe comprising: a body including a cylindrical side wall having an open upstream end with an inner annular rim and a downstream end closed by a transverse wall provided with an orifice; a shaft equipped with a plunger having at least two annular sealing lips between... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090024096 - Immobilization of dyes and antimicrobial agents on a medical device: A method for immobilizing dyes and antimicrobial agents on a porous surface is disclosed and described. The surface may be that of a medical device, such as a catheter, a connector, a drug vial spike, a bag spike, a prosthetic device, an endoscope, and surfaces of an infusion pump. The... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090024097 - Lubricious coatings: The present disclosure provides substrates having a lubricious coating thereon. The substrate may be flexible and include, in embodiments, a medical device. The lubricious coating, in embodiments, is applied in a pattern so that the coating avoids delamination and/or fracturing which might otherwise occur as the substrate flexes and/or stretches.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090024098 - Venous access port assembly with x-ray discernable indicia: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (28) with a discharge port (16), a septum (14) and a cap (48), with an interior reservoir (22). The housing base (28) is provided with X-ray discernable indicia (100,200) to identify an attribute of the assembly (10) after its implantation... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090024099 - Methods of using fluid collection system: According to one aspect, a fluid collection bag comprises an inlet opening adapted to receive an inlet tube located on a first side of the fluid collection bag. The first side of the fluid collection bag is generally parallel with a length of the fluid collection bag. The fluid collection... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090024100 - Stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products: A stack of interfolded absorbent sheet products comprises a plurality of absorbent sheets each of which is itself folded at least twice about axes that are perpendicular to one another. The absorbent sheets have an embossed surface relief of a predetermined pattern or design. Each of the absorbent sheets within... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090024101 - Disposable absorbent article having odor control system: A disposable absorbent article comprises a topsheet; a backsheet combined with the topsheet; a fluid storage layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet and adjacent to the backsheet; an intermediate layer disposed between the fluid storage layer and the topsheet. The intermediate layer has a body-facing surface and a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090024102 - Article and method for absorbing bodily substance discharge from and delivering medicinal substance to mouth or nose: The present invention provides a wearing article for absorbing bodily substance discharge from mouth or nose. The article is formed from a material which is capable of receiving a holding bodily substance device and which is simply retained on the forearm or elbow of the user. The invention also provides... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090024103 - Tampon: A tampon suitable for feminine hygiene and/or medical purposes is disclosed having a longitudinal body provided with a dome-shaped insertion end and a withdrawal end, from which withdrawal end a withdrawal cord extends. The tampon has compressed absorbent fibrous material and has an outer circumferential surface which is at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090024104 - Device for piercing film bags: The device for piercing film bags includes a piercing spike and means for preventing unintentional piercing by the piercing spike, the means for preventing unintentional piercing comprising a bag support plate that is connected to a baseplate by collapsible or tearable spacers. The device is preferably designed as a unit... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090024105 - Methods for the treatment of sepsis and sepsis-associated cardiac dysfunction: Methods for the treatment of sepsis related cardiac dysfunction are disclosed.... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090024106 - Method and apparatus for maintaining access: An apparatus and a method for sealing a puncture in a tubular tissue structure or the wall of a body cavity are provided.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090024107 - Disc annulus closure: Disclosed herein are methods for treating a defect in a spinal disc nuclear space, comprising: (a) creating an opening by open, percutaneous or laparoscopic techniques to access the defect in the nuclear space; (b) removing a desired amount of tissue from the nuclear space; (c) positioning a delivery catheter through... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090024108 - Methods and devices for delivery of compositions to conduits: The present invention comprises systems, methods and devices for the delivery of visualizable or treatment compositions or therapeutic agents comprising device elements for diagnosis and/or treatment of conduits. A delivery system comprising an introducer shaft having at least one exit port and at least one delivery catheter for placement of... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP

20090024109 - Catheter having denatured part for contact with body: It is an object of the present invention to provide a catheter, whereby a tunnel infection route is closed such that infection can be prevented, by improving adhesiveness between a medical catheter and a biologically-derived adhesive (fibrin adhesive), cells, or biological tissue. The present invention provides a medical catheter which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090024110 - Catheter and introducer catheter having torque transfer layer and method of manufacture: The instant invention relates generally to catheters and to introducer catheters used to help deliver catheters or other medical devices to locations within the human body. In particular, the instant invention relates to large diameter catheters and introducer catheters having a torque transfer layer that includes at least two flat... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division

20090024111 - Urethral catheter assembly for combining catheterization with injection of therapeutic liquid into the urethral channel: A compact ready-to-use urethral catheter assembly suitable for intermittent self-catheterization that comprises a tubular body filled with a therapeutic liquid and having a urinary catheter with a piston portion slidingly installed into the tubular body so that catheterization is accompanied by automatic injection of the therapeutic liquid into the urethra... Agent: Alexander Shkolnik

20090024112 - Medical injector with compliance tracking and monitoring: A system includes a medicament delivery device and a container configured to receive at least a portion of the medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device includes an actuator and a first electronic circuit system. The actuator is configured to initiate delivery of a medicament into a body when the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090024113 - Multi-reservoir medical device having protected interior walls: An implantable medical device is provided for controlled delivery or exposure of reservoir contents. The device may include a substrate; a plurality of discrete reservoirs in the substrate, wherein the reservoirs have interior walls and at least one opening in the substrate; reservoir contents disposed in the reservoirs; a reservoir... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090024114 - Method and system for control of osmotic pump device: Embodiments of a system including a remotely controlled osmotic pump device and associated controller are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, an osmotic pump device is placed in an environment in order to pump a material into the environment or... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090018483 - Infrared sample chamber: A body fluid analysis apparatus comprises a unitary housing containing a single-celled chamber and having an entry portal for communicating body fluid between a patient body and the chamber. A barrier coupled at the entry portal prevents selected components of the body fluid from entering the chamber.... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP

20090018484 - System device and method for oxygenation: A liquid to liquid gas exchanger for supporting the human respiration function.... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.

20090018485 - Control of microorganisms in the sino-nasal tract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for safe, simple and effective broad-spectrum treatments of chronic rhinosinusitis and other common and less common infections of the sino-nasal tract which may implicate not only a wide range of bacterial species but also fungi and viruses. Electromagnetic radiative energy including visible, and optionally, thermal... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20090018487 - Catheter-based, dual coil photopolymerization system: A system for applying a polymer (hydrogel) to the inner surface of a vessel by photopolymerization includes an inner catheter received within an outer catheter and a fluid channeling structure mounted on the catheters with its proximal end attached to the outer catheter and its distal end attached to the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090018486 - Diagnosis and treatment of vericocele and prostate disorders: A method for forestalling or therapy, at least partially, of BPH or prostate cancer comprising identifying a reflux of venous blood to the prostate and impeding the reflux by treating veins effecting or conveying the reflux, and related apparatus and kit.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090018488 - Method of priming a surgical system: A method of priming a surgical system that includes pulling a very high vacuum and then cycling fluid through the system as a fluid pulse. These steps can be repeated a number of times to help ensure that residual entrained air is removed from the system.... Agent: Alcon

20090018489 - Method of treating wounds by creating a therapeutic combination with ultrasonic waves: A method of treating infected wounds utilizing ultrasonic vibrations to mix different materials together as to create a therapeutic combination is disclosed. The materials are mixed by passing them through an ultrasound horn vibrating in resonance, having an internal chamber. As the materials pass through the internal chamber, ultrasonic vibrations... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090018490 - Retractable ultrasonic endoscopic aspirator: A surgical instrument comprising a sleeve, a electro-mechanical transducer containing a hollow passage for producing mechanical vibrations in response to a magnetic field, an ultrasonic horn mechanically connected to the transducer, containing a hollow passage communicating with that in the transducer, for amplifying the produced vibration such that dissection of... Agent: David Wuchinich

20090018491 - Method of treating wounds by creating a therapeutic solution with ultrasonic waves: A method of treating areas of the body utilizing ultrasonic vibrations to mix different materials together as to create a therapeutic combination is disclosed. The materials are mixed by passing them through an ultrasound horn vibrating in resonance, having an internal chamber. As the materials pass through the internal chamber,... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090018492 - Method of treating wounds by creating a therapeutic solution with ultrasonic waves: A method of treating areas of the body utilizing ultrasonic vibrations to mix different materials together as to create a therapeutic combination is disclosed. The materials are mixed by passing them through an ultrasound horn vibrating in resonance, having an internal chamber. As the materials pass through the internal chamber,... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090018493 - Implantable catheter assembly: Assemblies, kits and methods are provided for catheter assemblies that include a coupling member with first and second access ports to which first and second intrabody members are coupled. The coupling member defines an internal chamber which is in communication with lumens of the first and second intrabody members. In... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090018494 - Chemical liquid injection system: The present invention provides a chemical liquid injection system in which a chemical liquid injector can detect whether or not the injection of a liquid from a liquid syringe into a patient is inappropriate for a personal reason such as the development of a side effect although the liquid is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090018495 - User interface for delivery system providing shortcut navigation: The present invention provides a user input device for operating a drug delivery system is provided, comprising display means adapted to simultaneously display a plurality of menu items, display means adapted to display at least one user settable drug delivery parameter, 5 and user input means allowing a user to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090018496 - Dual chamber mixing syringe and method for use: A mixing syringe and method for using the mixing syringe are provided. The mixing syringe comprises a housing having a first compartment for containing a first component, an outer plunger having a second compartment for containing a second component, and an inner plunger. Prior to use, a seal separates the... Agent: Stoel Rives, LLP

20090018497 - Magnetically guided catheter with concentric needle port: A catheter adapted for ablation, mapping, injection, and directional control by an external magnetic system has a catheter body, an intermediate section, and a tip section having a tip electrode configured with an omnidirectional distal end and a concentric needle port. The tip electrode houses a magnetic device and a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090018498 - Infusion treatment agents, catheters, filter devices, and occlusion devices, and use thereof: Embodiments include an infusion-occlusion system having a delivery catheter, a guide catheter adapted to receive the delivery catheter, and a guidewire with an occlusion device adapted to be received within the guide catheter. The guide catheter of the catheter kit may be provided with an occlusion device at the distal... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090018499 - Inflation/deflation system for a catheter: According to the present invention there is provided an inflation/deflation system for a dilatation balloon comprising a receptacle, a pressure member, a sensing system and a data processing and display unit. The receptacle is adapted to contain an inflation fluid to be introduced into the balloon during its inflation. The... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090018500 - Balloon catheter with deflation mechanism: A balloon catheter including an inflatable balloon affixed to a catheter. The proximal end of the balloon is fixedly connected to the distal end of the catheter, and the distal end of the balloon is supported by stiffening member that extends distally from the distal end of the catheter and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090018501 - Drug coated balloon catheter: The present invention relates to balloon catheters for treating a luminal system of a patient. Specifically, the invention relates to catheters having a flexible membrane positioned at a distal portion of the catheter, the flexible membrane retained in a substantially unexposed conformation prior to deployment. Preferably the flexible membrane is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090018502 - Adjustably stiffenable convertible catheter assembly: A stiffenable balloon catheter assembly capable of being converted from an “over-the-wire” mode with respect to a guidewire extending therethrough to a “rapid-exchange” mode with respect to a guidewire extending therethrough, and vice versa. The catheter has a plurality of lumens, one lumen however, having a side opening with an... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090018503 - Single use safety syringe having a retractable needle: A single use safety retractable syringe (10) having a retractable needle (20) is disclosed. The syringe includes a hollow barrel (11), a plunger (13) which slideably fits in the barrel, and a piston (13) which fits on the forepart of the plunger. The syringe also includes an actuator mechanism (14),... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090018504 - Systems and methods for intravascular cooling: Methods and systems for infusing a cooled infusate to a target location in a patient are described. A temperature of the blood and infusate admixture upstream of the catheter as well as at other locations along the catheter may be monitored and a feedback system utilized to control the volume,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090018505 - Powered automatic injection device: An automatically controlled medicament delivery system having a hand-held gun-shaped device with a handgrip. The device has an internal motor that is powered by connection to a power source, such as AC current or DC battery, a pair of limit switches that control the delivery of the medicament by limiting... Agent: Janet P. Schafer Schafer Law Office, P.A.

20090018506 - Medicinal container engagement and automatic needle device: A medicinal container engagement and automatic needle device including an automatic needle assembly and a medicinal container receptacle removably joined to the automatic needle assembly.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090018507 - Spinal access system and method: Described herein are devices and systems for accessing a spine and particularly the epidural region of the spine and methods of using these systems and devices to access the spine or regions of the spine. In particular, cannulas that may be anchored to the ligamentum flavum or the periosteum are... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090018508 - Tearaway sheath assembly with hemostasis valve: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a splittable valve (150) and a split cap (180). The valve (150) is of the elongated duckbill type and having a slit (158) almost completely across the distal end wall (154) such that two diverging... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090018509 - Cartridge liquid injector: A cartridge liquid injector includes a drive motor rotatable in forward and reverse directions, for applying driving force, a reduction portion reducing a speed of rotational output of the drive motor, a linear motion portion converting rotational output of the reduction portion to linear motion, a plunger pushed forward or... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090018510 - Needlestick prevention device: A needlestick prevention device for an injection device having a hollow needle comprises a sheath for attachment to the injection device. The sheath has three positions. In a first, inoperative position the sheath sealingly encloses the needle. In a second operative position a first part of the sheath is removed,... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090018511 - Winged medical needle device: The medical needle device of the present invention includes: a shield 4 including a substantially cylindrical portion 4a; a tube 13; a first hub 2 that is inserted into an inner bore of the shield movably in an axial direction, whose rear end is connected with the tube 3; a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090018512 - Pneumatically-powered ophthalmic injector: An ophthalmic injection device has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, a shaft connected to the plunger, and a pneumatic cylinder. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface partially defining a dispensing chamber for holding a quantity of a substance. The plunger is engaged with the inner surface of... Agent: Alcon

20090018513 - Flow control apparatus and medical injection circuit using the same: A flow control apparatus 1 including a tubular outside member 4, a tubular inside member 10 placed in the outside member 4, and a valve member 20 is used. The inside member 10 includes a through-hole 14 passing through a side wall in a thickness direction and a contact portion... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090018514 - Aqueous polymeric system for pressure sensitive adhesive matrix preparation: A water based polymeric dispersion for PSA adhesive preparation for transdermal system comprising: a) an aqueous dispersion of a polymer of an acrylate and/or a methacrylate ester, b) a plasticizer c) a shrinkage reducing agent able to reduce the shrinkage of the water PSA dispersion when spread onto a surface... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090018515 - Eco-friendly urine guard for shielding and/or receiving discharging urine from an infant: A guard is provided for intercepting, catching and/or receiving urine discharging from an infant such as during diaper change, bathing or clothing change of the infant. The guard is configured, adapted and/or operable to attach to a changing mat or diaper without attachment to the infant and lie over the... Agent: Bruce J. Bowman Bowman & Associates

20090018516 - Biodegradable and disposable feminine hygiene product: A water-degradable and biodegradable, environmentally-friendly feminine hygiene product that can be utilized and then disposed of by flushing the entire product without disassembly or separation of parts.... Agent: Shala Kelly

20090018517 - Composite absorbent material with water-soluble bonding agents, products made of said material nad method for its manufacture: A method is described for the manufacture of a composite absorbent material comprising the following stages: superabsorbent particles (P) are distributed on at least one first textile web (V1); said at least one textile web and said particles are impregnated with a highly water-soluble bonding agent; said bonding agent is... Agent: Mcglew And Tuttle, P.C.

20090018518 - Disposable absorbent articles with improved garment fastening: A disposable absorbent article with an element intended to absorb bodily exudates and a web with stems which functions as a mechanical fastener to prevent shifting of the article e.g. when affixed on underwear.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090018519 - Spread out-type paper diaper: A comfortably wearable development type paper diaper comprises a back sheet, a first absorbent, a second absorbent and a liquid-permeable top sheet in the recited order. The first absorbent extends, when worn, from the back side through the crotch to the abdomen side of the user. The second absorbent extends,... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090018520 - Worn article and method for producing the same: An object of the present invention is to cover a removable portion and to thereby prevent an absorbent portion from inadvertently coming off a fitting portion. The worn article of the present invention includes a fitting portion 1 that fits around a torso of a wearer, and an absorbent portion... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090018521 - Safety apparatus for transfusions of blood or blood derivatives and method for the use thereof: Safety apparatus for transfusions of blood or blood derivatives contained inside at least one bag (1) having at the bottom at least one tube (2) made of elastically deformable material such as rubber or the like, for discharging the blood or blood derivatives; said blood or blood derivatives belong to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090018523 - Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Neotract

20090018524 - Expandable delivery device: An expandable drug delivery device that can be implanted or otherwise delivered in and/or adjacent to a bone and/or soft tissue (e.g., connective tissue) for orthopedic applications is disclosed. Devices and methods are described herein for delivering agents for orthopedic and other uses. In particular such devices and methods can... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090018522 - Tissue modification by targeted delivery of heat: A method for manipulating a tissue by targeted delivery of heat by heating a liquid contained in an injecting means to a predetermined temperature level and injecting a predetermined volume of said heated liquid into a predetermined depth of the tissue through a needle attached to the injecting means, to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090018526 - Devices and methods for perfusing an organ: The present invention provides devices and methods for use in the perfusion of organs and anatomical regions. In one aspect the present method provides a percutaneously deliverable device for supporting a vessel in a human or animal subject including means for supporting the vessel during delivery of a fluid thereto... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090018525 - Tapered catheter devices: Catheters, catheter systems, and methods of using catheters to deliver therapy are disclosed. Advantages include increased torqueability and control with catheters, having a soft distal tip. Catheter systems including a sheath and catheter are disclosed wherein the catheter fits the sheath with a dilator-like fit.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090018527 - Medical device: A medical device which is used by inserting a body cavity comprising a wire at least a part thereof has flexibility, and a tip which is attached to a distal end of the wire. A central axis of the tip is displaced from a central axis of the wire... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090018528 - Method and apparatus for curving a catheter: An apparatus and method for curving a catheter after deployment include a catheter having a primary lumen, a secondary lumen, and a resilient fiber contained within the secondary lumen. The resilient fiber and the secondary lumen have corresponding, preformed curve shapes when the catheter is in a straight, unstressed condition.... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.

20090018529 - Delivery system for percutaneous placement of a medical device and method of use thereof: A delivery system for implanting a medical device into the body of a patient or subject and a method of use thereof. The delivery system includes a delivery catheter having a catheter lumen and an inner member extending therethrough. The inner member includes a distal tip portion, a proximal portion,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090018530 - Urisheath with moulded unrollling strip: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection moulding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection moulding process for... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090012444 - Osmotic devices and methods for diuretic therapy: Embodiments of the invention are related to devices and methods for modulating renal function, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable occlusive device including a wall member defining an enclosed volume, the wall member can include a semi-permeable membrane. The device can also include a solution... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20090012443 - Venous blood reservoir in an extracorporeal circuit: A vacuum assisted venous blood reservoir has a controller that can sense pressure within a sealed blood chamber. The controller regulates the amount of vacuum within the chamber to control the level of blood in the venous reservoir. A safety valve is included to prevent blood from entering the vacuum... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090012445 - Device and method for in-situ tissue regeneration: This invention describes a novel method and a novel device for In-Situ replacement of abnormal biomaterials with regenerated new biomaterials having preserved its original functionalities. For example, a scalp tissue with lost hair cells is replaced with a new regenerated scalp tissue having hair cells. The device comprising of an... Agent: Henryk Malak

20090012446 - Devices, systems and methods for release of chemical agents: An electrode system includes at least one electrically conductive element to effect at least one of (a) delivery an electrical signal to living cells in the vicinity of the electrically conductive element or (b) measurement of an electrical signal from living cells in the vicinity of the electrically conductive element.... Agent: Bartony & Hare, LLP

20090012447 - Temperature compensation for pneumatic pumping system: Temperature compensation is applied to correct for temperature mismatch between a reference chamber and a disposable chamber in a pneumatic pumping system for dialysis fluid for peritoneal dialysis. The mismatch creates an error in the calculation of pumping volume of dialysate fluid. Applying a correction for the temperature mismatch helps... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012452 - Dialysis fluid measurement systems using conductive contacts: A dialysis system instrument includes a dialysis instrument, a disposable pumping and valving cassette apparatus operable with pumping and valving actuators of the dialysis instrument, the disposable cassette including an electronic cell and electronics associated with the electronic cell, the electronics configured to determine an electrical property of a solution... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012456 - Dialysis system having disposable cassette: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument; a disposable cassette, the cassette including a rigid portion defining at least one pumping chamber, a pouch fitted over the rigid portion, the pouch including at least one flexible sheet sealed so as to provide a sealed environment inside the pouch; and wherein... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012457 - Dialysis system having disposable cassette and interface therefore: A medical fluid flow control system includes an interface including a first pump area, the first pump area of the interface including a pneumatic actuator port and a gasket seal port; and a membrane gasket including a second pump area for mating with the first pump area, the second pump... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012458 - Dialysis system having dual patient line connection and prime: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument; a disposable cassette operable with the dialysis instrument; a dual lumen patient line including dual lumens, the dual lumen patient line connected to the disposable cassette; and a priming sequence in which ends of the dual lumens are connected together, a first pump... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012454 - Dialysis system having non-invasive temperature sensing: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument; a disposable item configured to hold a dialysis fluid and including an at least substantially opaque portion and an at least substantially clear portion; at least one non-invasive temperature sensor mounted to the dialysis instrument so as to be pointed selectively at the... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012455 - Dialysis system having supply container autoconnection: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument including at least one pump actuator; a disposable cassette operable with the at least one pump actuator, a plurality of supply lines connected to the disposable cassette, each supply line including a supply line connector and a supply line tip protector; a plurality... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012450 - Extended use dialysis system: A medical fluid machine, such as a dialysis machine, includes a pump that pumps a medical fluid and sterile water or other disinfecting liquid, such as ozonated water, for flushing and reconditioning the medical fluid machine. The machine may also include a heater that heats the medical fluid or disinfecting... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012449 - Fluid delivery system with autoconnect features: A fluid dispensing machine, such as a peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis machine, includes a dispenser or cassette that pumps a medical fluid for dialysis or other treatments for patients. The machine includes and uses an autoconnect device for connecting containers of liquid, such as bags of dialysis fluid or medication... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012448 - Fluid delivery system with spiked cassette: A fluid dispensing machine, such as a peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis machine, includes a dispenser or cassette that pumps a medical fluid for dialysis or other treatments for patients. The machine includes and uses an autoconnect device for connecting containers of liquid, such as bags of dialysis fluid or medication... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012453 - Mobile dialysis system having supply container detection: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument including at least one pump actuator; a disposable cassette operable with the at least one pump actuator; a plurality of supply containers connected fluidly to the disposable cassette; and a cart which includes a rotatable bearing plate onto which the instrument and supply... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012451 - Peritoneal dialysis patient connection system: A peritoneal dialysis patient assist device includes (i) a port holder shaped to hold a first connector and a first plug, (ii) a transfer set holder shaped to hold a second connector and a second plug, the transfer set holder rotatable and translatable with respect to the port holder, and... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012459 - Peritoneal dialysis patient connection system using ultraviolet light emitting diodes: A light applicator for a peritoneal dialysis conduit connection includes a housing having a inner surface; a plurality of ultraviolet (“UV”) light-emitting diodes (“LED's”) positioned on the inner surface of the housing; and circuitry connected to the UV-LED's such that power can be supplied to energize the UV-LED's simultaneously.... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012460 - Dialysis cassette having multiple outlet valve: A disposable pumping cassette in one embodiment includes a pump chamber; and a valve chamber in communication with the pump chamber, the valve chamber including an inlet and first and second outlets. A disposable pumping cassette in another embodiment includes a first valve chamber including an inlet and first and... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012461 - Dialysis system having disposable cassette and heated cassette interface: A dialysis fluid flow control system includes a pumping cassette interface including a pump area operable with a pump chamber of a disposable cassette; the cassette interface further including a volumetric reference chamber used in a volumetric control of a dialysis fluid pumped pneumatically into and out of the pump... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090012462 - Reversibly gelling polyurethane composition for surgical repair and augmentation: A new reversibly gelling polyurethane (RGP) polymer composition is described, as well as novel processes for its preparation, and its medical uses for filling spaces in tissue, or bulking tissue, or for restoring organ function. The novel RGP polymer forms a gel on standing, liquefies during shear and reversibly reforms... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090012463 - Kit for and method of assembling an applicator for inserting an implant: The invention pertains to a kit for assembling a disposable applicator for inserting an implant, in particular a rod-like implant containing an active substance, under the skin of a human or animal, the kit comprising a first component, in turn comprising a main housing part providing a handle for grasping... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20090012464 - Hose system for an injector, squeeze valve and pressure measuring interface: This invention pertains to a hose system for an injector for injecting contrast agents and saline solution into the human body. The hose system comprises a contrast agent conduit (106, 126; 206, 226; 306, 326; 401, 402,403, 404, 405, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425; 501, 502, 503, 504, 521, 522,... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20090012465 - Microcatherer having tip relief region: A microcatheter having a distal end with a tip relief region comprising at least one spiral cut, preferably a full thickness cut, and preferably having decreasing pitch towards the distal tip. The microcatheter is preferably made of medical grade superelastic nitinol. The microcatheter can be used alone or as one... Agent: Law Office Of Collen A. Beard, LLC

20090012466 - Terminal sterilization of prefilled containers: A method for inhibiting adverse reaction of the contents of a prefilled container during a radiation sterilization procedure is disclosed. In the method, a container which is made of a material including a radiation stable polyolefin is prefilled with a medium prior to being subjected to a gamma irradiation sterilization... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090012467 - Method of balloon pumping and a balloon pump driving apparatus: A balloon pumping method of inflating and deflating a balloon includes the steps of setting a pressure in the balloon at a first pressure value, which is higher than a minimum pressure value and is substantially equal to or lower than a maximum pressure value, when the balloon is shifted... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090012442 - Registration of fluid circuit components in a blood treatment device: A first flow path is defined within a first panel that forms a part of an extracorporeal fluid circuit. A second flow path is defined within a second panel that also forms a part of the extracorporeal fluid circuit. The first and second panels are oriented in a fluid processing... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090012468 - Distal protection device with local drug infusion by physician to maintain patency: The present invention provides for a local drug delivery mechanism for use with a protection device. An infusing device is used to charge the drug into the catheter lumen toward a distal portion of the lumen having a plurality of drug delivery exit ports. The drug exits the ports into... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090012469 - Methods and devices for obesity treatment: A method for inducing malabsorption in a small intestine of a patient may involve advancing a portion of a catheter into the patient's small intestine and expanding a portion of the catheter to apply force to the small intestine's inner wall to modify mucosal villi and/or crypts. The method for... Agent: Raymond Sun

20090012470 - Injection device: An injection device (210) is described. A housing (212) receives a syringe and includes a return spring (226) for biasing the syringe from an extended position in which its needle (218) extends from the housing (212) to a retracted position in which the it does not. A drive spring (230)... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090012471 - Injection device: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 that receives a syringe 114 having a needle 118, wherein the syringe is supported in a syringe carrier 150. The syringe 114 and syringe carrier 150 are biased by a return spring 126 from an extended position in which the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090012472 - Medical device with cannula inserter: A medical device is provided comprising a cannula (771, 861) having a distal end portion adapted to be arranged through the skin of the subject and having a distal opening, and a needle (761, 861) arranged coaxially with and being axially moveable relative to the cannula, the needle comprising a... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090012473 - Medical device for placement on the skin of a patient: The application relates to portable medical devices that can be placed on a patient's skin and that include a silicone-based adhesive for attaching the device to the skin removeably or releasably. In preferred embodiments, the adhesive is a silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) or a silicone soft-skin adhesive (SSA).... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090012474 - Syringe driver monitoring means: A mechanism for receiving a thumbplate of a syringe within a syringe driver, the mechanism comprising a first fixed jaw (6) and a second moveable jaw (8) for receiving the thumbplate therebetween, the moveable jaw being coupled to a marker (16) in contact with a position-defining component (18).... Agent: Charles N. Quinn Fox Rothschild LLP

20090012475 - Medical guide wire: A fixing portion is provided so that the position of a guide wire (1) relative to an endoscope (2) is fixed lest it change by means of a retaining wire (12) that has one end coupled to the distal end portion side of a guide wire body (11) and the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090012476 - Hemostasis valve for a catheter introducer: A catheter introducer valve comprising a body having an upper surface and a lower surface; a rim having a portion thereof extending beyond the upper surface and a portion thereof extending beyond the lower surface; a substantially conical depression formed in the body extending from an outer portion proximate to... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090012477 - Conical laparoscopic apparatus for minimally invasive surgery: A single body port or body flange access device having an oval shape and associated stabilizer anchor for performing laparoscopic surgery is disclosed. The device is slipped into the body anchor stabilizer first so that the anchor stabilizer lifts up fat and peritoneum inside the body thereby keeping the operating... Agent: Alworth Law & Engineering

20090012478 - Safety needle: This invention relates to a safety needle to prevent needle stick injuries. The invention provides a safety needle accessory comprising a hollow needle having a base end and a sharp end, a hub surrounding the base end of the needle and having a connector for connection to an injection device,... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090012479 - Injection device with an end of dose feedback mechanism: An injection device with a dose delivering mechanism being adapted to provide a non-visual, e.g. audible and/or tactile, feedback signal when a set dose has been at least substantially injected. A first and a second part of the injection device are adapted to perform a relative rotational movement with respect... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090012480 - Needle capture mechanisms: Needle capture mechanisms and arrangements are provided. One such arrangement includes a needle defining a longitudinal needle axis having a sharp distal tip, a shank portion, and a needle feature defining at least one localized area along the shank of increased outer diameter; a needle shield; and a biasing member... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090012481 - High flow rate dialysis catheters and related methods: High flow rate catheters, and related methods, are useful in dialysis and other procedures. A catheter according to the invention comprises a hub and a generally elongated conduit. The conduit has a substantially continuous and smooth wall. The conduit also defines at least one lumen and has a length extending... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090012482 - Devices and methods for application of reduced pressure therapy: Described generally herein are tissue therapy devices, which may comprise a sealant layer and a suction apparatus. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around an area of tissue that requires negative... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090012483 - Dressing and apparatus for cleansing the wounds: A dressing (2) and an apparatus (1) comprising the dressing, for cleansing the wounds (5) in which an irrigant fluid from a reservoir (12) connected to a conformable would dressing and would exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (18) (which may be a single pump or two... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012484 - Pump and system for treatment of a wound: A pump for pumping fluid matter from a treatment site in or on a living being comprises three compartments. A motor-driven pumping element is provided for generating a negative pressure within a wound cover at or near the treatment site, and a motor for providing a driving force to the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090012485 - Fluid collection and disposal system having interchangeable collection and other features and methods relating thereto: Various implementations of a fluid collection system having a flexible liner are disclosed. In one exemplary variation, the fluid collection system may include a container having a top opening, a lid configured to close the top opening, and a flexible liner attached to the lid. The liner may be interposed... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090012486 - Process for production of a water-absorbing material: The present invention relates to a process for producing a water-absorbing material comprising the step of spray-coating water-absorbing polymeric particles with at least one non-reactive coating agent in a continuous process in a fluidized bed reactor in the range from 0° C. to 150° C., with the proviso that the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090012487 - Sanitary napkin containing herb ingredients: Disclosed is a sanitary napkin containing polymeric absorbents and herbal ingredients, and more particularly to a functional sanitary napkin, in which a absorbent layer structure having the polymeric absorbents and herbal ingredients distributed thereon consists of three layers of non-woven fabric (or pulp) and is surrounded by a polymeric absorbent—containing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090012488 - Super-absorber having improved smell-inhibition: Unpleasant odors following absorption of bodily fluids in hygiene articles are controlled by utilizing in the hygiene articles a composition comprising at least one keto acid as well as a superabsorbent.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090012489 - Sanitary napkin including body-facing protrusions and arcuately arranged embossed channels: A sanitary napkin including a first embossing pattern including a first and second plurality of arcuate channels and a second embossing pattern including a third and fourth plurality of arcuate channels, the channels cooperating to define a plurality of protrusions extending upwardly from the channels.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090012490 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes an absorbent core (1) and a liquid-impervious backsheet (2). A receiving layer (11) is arranged on the opposite side of the backsheet (2) in relation to the core (1) in order to provide a surface (10) for receiving fastening members (12) arranged on the article. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090012491 - Pantiliner: A pantiliner having a nonwoven topsheet, a nonwoven backsheet and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. A fluid impermeable barrier is disposed between the absorbent core and the backsheet. The fluid impermeable barrier includes a colored pattern visible through at least one of the topsheet or... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090012492 - System and device for removing pharmaceutical products: A system for removing or transferring a pharmaceutical product from a reservoir including an ampoule with a moveable piston therein and an adaptor which includes, generally along a longitudinal axis, a reservoir connector and an ampoule connector for coupling to the ampoule, wherein the ampoule connector includes at least one... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090012493 - Pre-evacuatable or pre-evacuated container for medical purposes: A pre-evacuatable or pre-evacuated container for medical purposes is provided. The container comprises a container body which is open at one side with a peripherally extending container wall and a bottom, and a cover element. The peripherally extending container wall of the container body has an end groove, into which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090012494 - Intradermal delivery of biological agents: The present invention relates to methods for intradermally delivering one or more biologically active agents such as vaccines and therapeutic agents into the dermis layer of the skin of a subject to obtain systemic delivery or an immune response using a microneedle drug delivery device containing the agent to be... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090012495 - Intravascular line and port cleaning methods, methods of administering an agent intravascularly, methods of obtaining/testing blood, and devices for performing such methods: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090012496 - Intravascular line and port cleaning methods, methods of administering an agent intravascularly, methods of obtaining/testing blood, and devices for performing such methods: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090012497 - Systems and methods of delivering a dilated slurry to a patient: A system for delivering a slurry to a patient includes a fluid, a material that is non-dissolvable or immiscible in the fluid, thereby forming a slurry, a container adapted to contain the slurry and a supernate of the slurry, the container defining an outlet through which the slurry is delivered... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090012498 - Gene therapy for treatment of heart failure: The present invention provides a medicament comprising a gene encoding an angiogenic cytokine for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), idiopathic cardiomyopathy (ICM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or heart failure, to be given in combination with ventricular assist device (VAD).... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090012499 - Novel method for treating chronic severe heart failure by using insulin-like growth factor-1 (igf-1): The present invention relates to novel method for treating chronic severe heart failure by using insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). More specifically, the present invention relates to method for improving cardiovascular function and symptoms in a patient with chronic severe heart failure by administering IGF-1 to the patient for a certain... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090012500 - Medical catheter tube and method of producing the same: The medical catheter tube of the present invention integrally has an inner layer tube; reinforcement material layers formed by placing element wires on the inner layer tube; a marker; and an outer layer tube. The element wires, which are first and the other element wires, for forming the reinforcement material... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090012501 - System for suction-assisted wound healing: A system for treating a wound with suction is provided. The system comprises a wound cover, a pump having an input port and an output port, the input port providing suction to the wound via the wound cover, and a reservoir coupled to the output port of the pump. The... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090012502 - Oxygen supply for cell transplant and vascularization: Apparatus is provided, including a housing (22), configured for insertion into a body of a patient; a photosynthetic oxygen supply (24) configured to supply oxygen; and functional cells (30), coupled to the housing (22). The functional cells (30) are adapted to receive the oxygen and to secrete at least one... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090012503 - Body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus is introduced in a subject to perform at least one of input and output of a predetermined fluid to and from the subject. The body-insertable apparatus includes a reservoir (2) in which the predetermined fluid is stored; a first communicating channel (4) whose one end is opened... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090012504 - Closed loop medicament pump: A device to determine the level of a substance of interest in a patient's body and provide a therapeutic amount of medicament is disclosed. The level of a substance of interest in the patient's body is determined by iontopheretically sampling the patients' blood and then analyzing the resulting sample to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

  
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20090005719 - Blood treatment device comprising rod-shaped means for holding articles: The invention relates to the field of blood treatment machines with a blood treatment module to hold components of an extracorporeal blood circulation. To simplify access to a securing means (21) that is attached to a vertical infusion rod (20) attached to the blood treatment machine (1) for securing objects,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090005720 - Programmable shunt with electromechanical valve actuator: Devices and methods for regulating and directing bodily fluids from one region of a patient to another region are disclosed. In general, an apparatus is provided that can include an implantable shunt system and a system controller. The implantable shunt system can have an adjustable valve for regulating the flow... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090005723 - Combination iontophoresis and detoxifying device and methods for use: A device for imparting a combination of therapies to a user's body or body parts has a first battery-powered array submerged into a liquid contained in a first reservoir and a second battery-powered array submerged into a liquid contained in a second reservoir. Each array has one or more degradable... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC

20090005721 - Packaged iontophoresis system: Provided is a packaged iontophoresis system 15 including: an iontophoresis system 10 including an apparatus body 50 for transdermally delivering an ionized drug by iontophoresis, and a connection part 70 extended from the apparatus body 50 and connected to the apparatus body 50 and a power source 60, the power... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090005722 - Skin-contacting-adhesive free dressing: A dressing having a flexible sleeve shaped to accommodate a substantially cylindrical body portion, the sleeve having a lining which is substantially non-adherent to the body part being bandaged and having a peripheral securement means which attaches two peripheral portions to each other without those portions being circumferentially adhered to... Agent: Irving M. Fishman C/o Cohen, Tauber, Spievack And Wagner

20090005724 - Device and method for delivery of a physiologically active substance depending on a measured physiological parameter: A device (10) for delivery of glucose-regulating medication depending on the measured tissue glucose concentration, having a sensor (7) for measuring the glucose concentration in the tissue fluid, possibly a unit (1) for removing fluid from subcutaneous tissue (11), as well as a container (14) for the medications, having a... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20090005725 - Coaxial venal cannula: A dual lumen cannula includes a first tube defining a return lumen and having a proximal end, a mid-portion and a distal end, wherein the distal end includes a return aperture. A second tube is coaxial with the first tube and has a proximal end and a distal end, wherein... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090005727 - Acoustically controlled substance delivery device: Embodiments of a system including a remotely controlled substance delivery device and associated controller are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, a delivery device or related device may be placed in an environment in order to pump a material into... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090005726 - Insulin pump having expected bolus interval and an early bolus interval: An insulin pump having an expected bolus interval and an early bolus interval. The early bolus interval immediately precedes the expected bolus interval. The insulin pump alerts the user if no bolus is taken during an expected bolus interval unless a bolus was taken during the early bolus interval. The... Agent: Robert R. Williams IBM Corporation

20090005728 - Therapy delivery system having an open architecture and a method thereof: A therapy delivery system having an open architecture and method of providing thereof are disclosed. The present invention provides a therapy dosage module having a control algorithm that can be replaced with a predefined or independently defined control algorithm. The tools necessary to create and test such control algorithms in... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20090005729 - Medical infusion pumps: Disclosed is a medical infusion device including a dedicated processing unit for detecting abnormal operation of the operation of the device. Specifically, a watchdog controller is employed as an independent monitor of the functioning of microprocessors used in the medical infusion device for controlling things such as RF communication, insulin... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090005730 - Syringe pump having a piston brake: The syringe pump comprises a receiving position for a syringe. The piston plate of the syringe is moved by a drive head which is fastened to a drive rod. For locking the piston rod prior to fixing the piston plate in the drive head, a braking element is provided on... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090005731 - Applicator: An applicator to be used with first and second liquid-containing syringes comprises an applicator main body for receiving the syringes, a gas flow path adapted to be connected to a gas supply for supplying a gas, a nozzle through which is discharged the gas and the liquids in the syringes,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090005732 - Reduced slippage balloon catheter and method of using same: A balloon catheter having a balloon with a reduced slippage lubricious coating, and a method of performing a medical procedure such as a balloon dilatation procedure in a patient's blood vessel. The second coating (i.e., the balloon coating) is lubricious to facilitate movement of the catheter in the patient's body... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090005733 - Infusion treatment agents, catheters, filter devices, and occlusion devices, and use thereof: Embodiments include an infusion-occlusion system having a delivery catheter, a guide catheter adapted to receive the delivery catheter, and a guidewire with an occlusion device adapted to be received within the guide catheter. The guide catheter of the catheter kit may be provided with an occlusion device at the distal... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090005734 - Systems and methods for delivering particles into patient body: Apparatus and methods for delivering particles to a target region in a patient's body. The apparatus includes a hub and a catheter having a proximal end coupled to and in fluid communication with the hub. The distal end of the catheter is inserted into the target region. The apparatus also... Agent: Patent Office Of Dr. Chung S. Park

20090005735 - Medical device with orientation sensitive priming mechanism: The present invention relates to a device for a medical device, which medical device comprises a body (10, 12), a container (24) containing medicament, the container further comprising an expelling passage, and delivery drive means (36) for expelling said medicament, wherein said device comprises mechanical priming drive means (57) and... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090005736 - Syringe infusion pump: One embodiment of the present patent application is a syringe infusion pump that includes a syringe, a syringe barrel holder, and a force sensor. The syringe includes a barrel and a plunger. The plunger has a plunger axis and the barrel has a barrel axis and a barrel diameter. The... Agent: James Marc Leas

20090005737 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector that includes a hollow tubular shell to retain the internal structure and provide a surface to be held by the user; a trigger for activating the auto-injector; a plunger lock for slideably inserting into the trigger and for retaining a plunger in the operative position prior to use;... Agent: Italia Ip

20090005738 - Insertion device with floating housing and method of use: An insertion device configured for providing access to a treatment site within a body cavity is provided herein. In general, the device includes an elongate cannula configured to receive and allow passage therethrough of a surgical instrument to a treatment site. Additionally, a proximal end of the cannula is movably... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090005739 - Multi-seal trocar system: A multi-seal trocar system includes a plurality of co-axial sealing elements adapted for forming a seal with either a large or small instrument. Small and large sealing elements are disposed in an in-line arrangement such that a-single port is provided for instrument insertion. A zero seal is disposed distally of... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090005741 - Closable and openable catheter assembly and method of using same: A catheter assembly (10) having an outer catheter (12) and an inner catheter (14) extending coaxially through the outer catheter, and a hub (16). The inner catheter (14) is axially movable within and with respect to the outer catheter (14) by use of an actuator assembly (130) such that the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090005740 - Surgical seal assembly: A surgical seal assembly, includes a seal housing defining a longitudinal housing axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough, a seal having an inner seal portion defining a passage and being adapted to form a substantial seal about a surgical instrument disposed within the passage and a guide mounted to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090005742 - Medical needle safety device: A safety device for a medical needle (10) has a tubular support (14) for the needle mount end and a tubular protective shield (25) slidably mounted on the support (14) from a set position to a retracted position and then to a locked position where the shield covers the needle.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090005743 - Safety needle with collapsible sheath: The Huber needle is drawn into a protective cap and sheath arrangement after use for disposal purposes. The cap is tethered to a housing in which the needle is mounted by the sheath. The sheath is made of a film material that has a high tensile strength and a low... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq. C/o Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan,

20090005744 - System for treating a wound with suction and method of detecting loss of suction: A system for applying suction to a wound uses a reference airflow for monitoring system operation. A reference airflow (or “controlled leak”) to the suction source is provided when the system is in operation, such that deviation from the reference airflow can be monitored as an indication of a change... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090005745 - Transdermal drug delivery systems for delivering anti-inflammatory drugs: Systems for delivering an anti-inflammatory drug and methods for treating osteoarthritis are provided. Such systems can comprise, in one embodiment, a transdermal patch with a sufficient amount of anti-inflammatory drug in a formulation for sustained transdermal delivery at a human skin site. The system can further include a permeation composition... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090005746 - Suction system: A suction system for removal of exudate from a wound comprises a wound cover which is attachable to a wound circumference of a living being thereby to form an enclosure, and a pump in fluid communication with the enclosure to provide a pressure difference between a negative pressure in the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090005747 - Fluid collection and disposal system having interchangeable collection and other features and methods relating thereto: Various implementations of a fluid collection system having a flexible liner are disclosed. In one exemplary variation, the fluid collection system may include a flexible liner configured to collapse, a plurality of containers, back storage, specimen collection containers, and/or automatic connection to a suction source to reduce the volume of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090005748 - Interactive garment printing for enhanced functionality of absorbent articles: An absorbent article may include one or more circuits formed on the exterior of the article that are configured to connect to a monitoring device. When connected to a monitoring device, the circuit(s) can be used to provide input data to the monitoring device. The monitoring device may provide audio,... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090005749 - Water-vapour impermeable carrier member for use in an absorbent article: An absorbent article such as a sanitary napkin, panty liner, incontinence protector, diaper, includes an absorbent structure (4) with a first and a second side, a moisture sensitive additive (8), such as a bacterial composition, and a carrier member (10). The carrier member (10) includes a first and a second... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090005750 - Discharge absorbing apparatus: A discharge absorbing apparatus is provided. Such discharge absorbing apparatus includes an absorbent member manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape. A securing mechanism is operably connected to such absorbent member at a predetermined location thereon for releasably securing such... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090005752 - Absorbent article: It is an object of the present invention to provide an absorbent article capable of separating urine and feces efficiently in use and having high urine absorption capacity. The object is attained by an absorbent article including: a first leak preventer in sheet form having a base part; a pair... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090005751 - Pants-type disposable diaper: To prevent a paper diaper reliably from slipping down at a body liquid absorbing time, and to bring the paper diaper into close contact along the line of a body thereby to improve the wearing comfortableness. An armoring sheet includes: waist portion elastic members, and so on; hip surrounding elastic... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090005753 - Spike-accommodating container holder: A holding device for a container having a closure system to be pierced by a spike includes a base, a shield, and a mounting unit supporting the base. The base includes an elongate body having opposed first and second ends and an elongate body extending therebetween. The base body defines... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20090005754 - Distal wire stop having adjustable handle: A method and apparatus for releasably securing a wire guide to an elongate medical device for introduction into a work site with the bodily lumen of a patient. An elongate engagement member is configured to engage the wire guide while it is coupled to the elongate medical device and is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090005755 - Guide wire control catheter for crossing occlusions and related methods of use: A wire control catheter for aligning and guiding a guide wire through a lesion in a vessel is provided. The wire control catheter includes a shaft having a guide wire lumen and a control wire lumen. A control wire passes through the control wire lumen and is used in combination... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-1118

20090005756 - Methods and systems of treating strabismus: Methods and systems of treating a patient with strabismus include providing a stimulator, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to treat strabismus, programming the stimulator with the one or more stimulation parameters, generating a stimulus configured to treat strabismus with the stimulator in accordance with the one or more stimulation... Agent: Advantedge Law Group , LLC

20090005757 - Catheter apparatus and methods for treating vasculatures: A catheter apparatus may have a flexible shaft, guidewire lumens passing through the shaft, and a positioning device for positioning the guidewires relative to an external lumen. The positioning device may be an expansible scaffold covered with a retractable sheath. The positioning device may also be one or more balloons... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090005758 - Guide catheter: An elongated sheath of a guide catheter includes a fully radiopaque and echogenic distal tip having a length greater than approximately 0.08 inch.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090005759 - Positive displacement fluid lock port: Positive displacement fluid lock ports for use in combination with an indwelling catheter and a syringe during a flushing/locking procedure are provided. The fluid lock port includes a housing having a distal and a proximal end; a resilient conduit supported within the housing, wherein the conduit defines a lumen therethrough;... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090005760 - Sealable endovascular implants and methods for their use: The present invention is directed towards sealable and repositionable endovascular implant grafts, and methods for their use for the treatment of aortic aneurysms and other structural vascular defects. Sealable, repositionable endograft systems for placement in a blood vessel are disclosed, in which endograft implants with circumferential sealable collars and variable... Agent: Ralph E. Gaskins, Jr.

20090005761 - Flow component for medical infusion / transfusion lines: A flow component for medical infusion/transfusion lines includes a tubular body having a side inlet connector, housed in a fluid-tight way in which is an elastic sealing element that can be traversed by a fluid introducer. The elastic sealing element has at least one axial cavity, which defines, for traversal... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090005762 - Bioabsorbable drain tube: A bioabsorbable drain tube for the evacuation of fluids and gases from a body cavity or wound to promote healing, such as after chest surgery. The bioabsorbable drain tube includes a first elongated section molded from a bioabsorbable polymer, the first elongated section having a first end, a second end... Agent: Brian M. Burn, Esq. C. R. Bard Medical Division

20090005763 - Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to treat sinusitis and other disorders: Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to locations within the body of a human or animal subject to treat or diagnose sinusitis and a variety of other disorders. The invention includes implantable substance delivery devices that comprise reservoirs and barriers that control the rate at which... Agent: Robert D. Buyan, Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP/acclarent, Inc.

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